Lyons Honored As Living Treasure

Don Chapman
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April 14, 2010
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Lyons Honored As Living Treasure

Patti Lyons, chairwoman of the UH Manoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work board of advisors, was recently named a Living Treasure of Hawaii for her lifelong work in the area of child welfare.The Living Treasures award is a program instituted by Honpa Hongwanji Mission to recognize individuals for their significant contributions toward building a more humane society in our Islands. The group recognized Lyons as a staunch advocate for the treatment and prevention of child abuse. Pictured are Lyons and Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work dean Jon K. Matsuoka.

Habilitat Receives $1,000

Habilitat, one of the nation’s leading long-term substance abuse treatment centers recently received a generous donation of 1,000 from Kunia Wal-Mart. Habilitat has rebuilt thousands of lives throughout the years and continues to provide an opportunity for people to become responsible, respectful and self-reliant individuals. Pictured (from left) are Debbie Shima, Jason Karichkowsky, Ray Griego and Stanley Espinosa.


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